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Tūhoe Headquarters - Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Te Uru Taumatua is Tūhoe’s new administrative and cultural hub, aiming to become NZ’s first Living Building and featuring Abodo timber throughout

New Zealand’s First Living Building Challenge

Te Uru Taumatua is the Tūhoe tribe’s new administrative and cultural hub. The project is aiming to become New Zealand’s first Living Building.

The Living Building Challenge requires that all materials be analysed and approved to the highest environmental credentials.

FSC certified timber supplied by Abodo features extensively throughout the project, including: exterior weatherboards, “Board and Batten” cladding, decking, structural timbers, doors, and some of the interior joinery.

Project Details
Decking:
Sand Decking - 90x21mm - in Protector Oil Teak
Cladding:
Sand Cladding - Board and Batten - in Protector Oil Teak
Location:
Taneatua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand